How to Install Aircrack on Windows XP

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How to Install Aircrack on Windows XP
Be sure to do a computer backup (wireless image by Szymon Apanowicz from

Aircrack is a computer security software suite that has a packet sniffer and wireless internet encryption cracking and analysis software for wireless internet and LAN's. It can work on any computer that has a wireless card which can conduct raw traffic monitoring (most can) and can be run on Windows or Linux with a smaller version able to run on the iPhone. The Aircrack suite is maintained under the guise of computer security tools, but can also be used by hackers to gain unauthorised access to an security enabled wireless network. Even with security, it is always wise to have a computer backup of all your file.

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Things you need

  • Aircrack software
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Windows XP
  • Computer back of files

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  1. 1

    Download the latest release of Aircrack-ng for Windows XP Operating Systems from the Tiny Shell resource.

  2. 2

    Download the CYGWIN DLL, "cygwin1.dll" from the dll-files resource, but create a computer backup before you do anything else.

  3. 3

    Download "Peek.dll, Peek5.sys, and msvcr70.dll" from the tutor resource in the resources.

  4. 4

    Unzip the primary application zip for Aircrack to your computer, and move the three Peek files to the "c:\aircrack-win\bin" directory.

  5. 5

    Move the "Cygwin1.dll" file into the same directory used in step four.

  6. 6

    Restart your computer and run Aircrack.

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